Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group Chairman: Chris Addison

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LIBRARY and ARCHIVE

This page provides rapid access to Reports and Books on Prostate Disorders to be read at leisure.

Click Here to link to a Page with selected Video Links related to Prostate Cancer and all published on YouTube to date.

You can see the PowerPoint presentation from our September 2018 meeting here .

As part of a growing archive copies of PHAROS our own monthly Newsletter will be added to this page for easily access and printing at home if you so wish. Below you will find a set of recent back copies. Do contact the Newsletter Editor direct with feedback and/or ideas for topics to explore and report on.

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RPCSG Group Meetings usually feature a talk by a guest speaker, and in most cases a summary of the talk is given in a newsletter. Occasionally newsletters also contain articles of information or stories related to prostate cancer.

The table below lists the topics that have been covered in newsletters, either by reports of guest speaker talks or articles published in the press. If you would like to read about a topic, find your topic in the 'Topic' column and then locate the associated newsletter/s. In some cases there is an entry in the 'Focus' column in those cases where there is a focus within the Topic, to help you to home in on an area.

Note that whilst prostatectomy and radiotherapy are treatments, they are listed below as Topics. Brachytherapy is a Focus under the Topic of Radiotherapy.

Topic Focus Newsletter
Cancer BiomarkersUtilising mass spectrometry#016 July 2012  #016 July 2012
Cancer drugs fund#029 Oct 2013  #029 Oct 2013
Care for the elderly#023 April 2013  #023 April 2013
Carer SupportVenues#049 June 2015  #049 June 2015
Clinical trials#016 July 2012  #016 July 2012
Oncology and haematology trials#019 Oct 2012  #019 Oct 2012
By Cancer Research UK#052 Sept 2015  #052 Sept 2015
By PCUK#064 Oct 2016  #064 Oct 2016
#070 June 2017  #070 June 2017
DiagnosisFalse diagnosis#036 May 2014  #036 May 2014
Diagnosis by urine sample#037 June 2014  #037 June 2014
Erectile dysfunctionVacuum pumps#020 Nov 2012  #020 Nov 2012
#022 Feb 2013  #022 Feb 2013
#049 June 2015  #049 June 2015
#066 Feb 2017  #066 Feb 2017
Genetics#023 April 2013  #023 April 2013
Increased risk to daughters#047 April 2015  #047 April 2015
Government funding#040 Sept 2014  #040 Sept 2014
GP's role#058 April 2016  #058 April 2016
HistopathologyPathological diagnosis#024 May 2013  #024 May 2013
Pathological diagnosis#041 Oct 2014  #041 Oct 2014
Pathological diagnosis#060 June 2016  #060 June 2016
Pathological diagnosis#083 Oct 2018  #083 Oct 2018
Incontinence#011 Winter 2011  #011 Winter 2011
#033 Feb 2014  #033 Feb 2014
#059 May 2016  #059 May 2016
Continence Advisory Service#078 May 2018  #078 May 2018
Medical Detection Dogs#056 Jan/Feb 2016  #056 Jan/Feb 2016
#075 Nov 2017  #075 Nov 2017
OncologyThe work of a doctor#028 Sept 2013  #028 Sept 2013
#029 Oct 2013  #029 Oct 2013
#042 Nov 2014  #042 Nov 2014
#045 Feb 2015  #045 Feb 2015
Research#065 Nov 2016  #065 Nov 2016
Overseas work#076 Feb 2018  #076 Feb 2018
Patient Voice Group#035 April 2014  #035 April 2014
Pain management#010 Autumn 2011  #010 Autumn 2011
Parking at RBH#076 Feb 2018  #076 Feb 2018
PCUK#015 May/June 2012  #015 May/June 2012
On-line Community#066 Jan 2017  #066 Jan 2017
Physiotherapy#030 Nov 2013  #030 Nov 2013
#040 Sept 2014  #040 Sept 2014
Pelvic Floor exercise#068 April 2017  #068 April 2017
Prostate Cancer UK#026 July 2013  #026 July 2013
Prostate cancerBad luck#044 Jan 2015  #044 Jan 2015
Facts, causes, prevention, treatments, survivorship, and more#091 June 2019  #091 June 2019
ProstatectomyOpen vs. robotic surgery#015 May/June 2012  #015 May/June 2012
Open vs Robotic#062 Aug 2016  #062 Aug 2016
Open vs Robotic#064 Oct 2016  #064 Oct 2016
#067 March 2017  #067 March 2017
Support, including Prostate School#070 June 2017  #070 June 2017
PSA testing#012 February 2012  #012 February 2012
Screening#015 May/June 2012  #015 May/June 2012
Temporary increase#025 June 2013  #025 June 2013
New test#052 Sept 2015  #052 Sept 2015
GP refusal#053 Oct 2015  #053 Oct 2015
Access for younger men#059 May 2016  #059 May 2016
Restrictions#065 Nov 2016  #065 Nov 2016
New blood test#069 May 2017  #069 May 2017
PSA Density#087 Feb 2019  #087 Feb 2019
Psychological help#061 July 2016  #061 July 2016
Questions & Answers#057 March 2016  #057 March 2016
#069 May 2017  #069 May 2017
#082 Sep 2018  #082 Sep 2018
#088 March 2019  #088 March 2019
Slide show March 2019Presentation March 2019  Presentation March 2019
RadiologyScans and interpretation#074 Oct 2017  #074 Oct 2017
Scans and interpretation#084 Nov 2018  #084 Nov 2018
RadiotherapyPast, present and future#018 Sept 2012  #018 Sept 2012
SABR (Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy)#041 Oct 2014  #041 Oct 2014
Cyberknife#031 Dec 2013  #031 Dec 2013
Cyberknife#060 June 2016  #060 June 2016
Proton beam therapy#035 April 2014  #035 April 2014
Brachytherapy#050 July 2015  #050 July 2015
High dose#061 July 2016  #061 July 2016
MR Linac#083 Oct 2018  #083 Oct 2018
Reducing the riskBy diet#003 January 2010  #003 January 2010
By diet#004 April 2010  #004 April 2010
Sex staves off cancer#030 Nov 2013  #030 Nov 2013
Does sugar feed cancer?#070 June 2017  #070 June 2017
Avoid carcinogenic products#071 July 2017  #071 July 2017
Coffee#072 Aug 2017  #072 Aug 2017
Scanning systems#025 June 2013  #025 June 2013
#048 May 2015  #048 May 2015
ScansMRI benefits#068 April 2017  #068 April 2017
Side effectsPersonal stories#046 March 2015  #046 March 2015
State Benefits#017 August 2012  #017 August 2012
#053 Oct 2015  #053 Oct 2015
Statins#063 Sept 2016  #063 Sept 2016
SupportMacmillan Info Centre#047 April 2015  #047 April 2015
For patients and carers#064 Oct 2016  #064 Oct 2016
Macmillan services#071 July 2017  #071 July 2017
Tackle Prostate Cancer#077 April 2018  #077 April 2018
Travel insurance#024 May 2013  #024 May 2013
Members' experiences#028 Sept 2013  #028 Sept 2013
#045 Feb 2015  #045 Feb 2015
#050 July 2015  #050 July 2015
TreatmentsImmunotherapy#010 Autumn 2011  #010 Autumn 2011
#036 May 2014  #036 May 2014
Worrying variation in services#043 Dec 2014  #043 Dec 2014
Cold plasma therapy#048 May 2015  #048 May 2015
Complementary therapies#051 Aug 2015  #051 Aug 2015
Chemotherapy#055 Dec 2015  #055 Dec 2015
Vascular Targeted Photodynamic Therapy#066 Dec 2016  #066 Dec 2016
#072 Aug 2017  #072 Aug 2017
Drug treatment#080 July 2018  #080 July 2018
Changes - past and future#087 Feb 2019  #087 Feb 2019
The Rutherford Centre#089 April 2019  #089 April 2019
Urology#028 Sept 2013  #028 Sept 2013
Vasectomy link#038 July 2014  #038 July 2014
#039 Aug 2014  #039 Aug 2014
Vitamin supplements#042 Nov 2014  #042 Nov 2014
Well-Being and exercise#037 June 2014  #037 June 2014
Exercise sessions#039 Aug 2014  #039 Aug 2014
#054 Nov 2015  #054 Nov 2015
#063 Sept 2016  #063 Sept 2016
#073 Sept 2017  #073 Sept 2017
'Move More'#079 June 2018  #079 June 2018

For a list of previous speakers and their topics please click here


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